Autolysin meaning

ô-tŏlĭ-sĭn, ôtə-līsĭn
A substance, such as an enzyme, that is capable of destroying the cells or tissues of an organism within which it is produced.
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A substance that produces autolysis.
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An enzyme that breaks down the cells or tissues within which it is produced.
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(biochemistry) Any enzyme that hydrolyses a component of the cell (tissue) in which it is produced.
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